About Russ Leaich PhotographyRuss Leaich Photography specializes in lifestyle portraiture, senior portraits and contemporary wedding photography. We also specialize in fashion photography and event coverage. At Russ Leaich Photography, we believe your portrait experience should be unique and exciting. Our goal is to create portraits that bring out your personality and to tell your story with stunning imagery. In order to best tell your story, we prefer to shoot outside of a studio environment. Instead, Russ Leaich Photography will hold your portrait session in an environment that you are comfortable in and that holds meaning for you. Shooting on location allows Russ Leaich Photography to showcase your personality to the fullest and highlight everything that makes you, well…You.

Russ Leaich Photography is based in Ellisville, MO and Downers Grove, IL. We cover the Saint Louis, MO and Chicago, IL areas. Russ Leaich Photography is also available for destination weddings around the world. Wherever your story may take place, Russ Leaich Photography is happy to capture it in vibrant detail.



Photo of a gargoyle reminiscing in Paris, FranceMy Story…

Photography has been a part of my life in one form or another for over 15 years. Early on in my development as a photographer, I found that photography was a great way to tell a story and show my experiences and the experiences of others. I quickly adapted the concept of telling a story with my travel photography and allowed that to shape the future of my photographic style. I spent many years honing my photographic style into what it is today, telling stories of adventure and travel. I quickly fell in love with the idea of telling other people’s stories through photography. Now, whether it is a story about traveling, an exploration of one’s self or a story about two lives joining into one, my ultimate goal is to always tell that particular story in timeless imagery. I feel honored to be able to photograph the events of other people’s lives and tell their stories through my photography, creating imagery to span the generations.

Contact me today to create your own unique photography experience and express your story in a set of images you’ll be proud to pass on to others.


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